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Day and Night World Map

The map below shows the current position of the Sun and the Moon. It shows which parts of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

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Map notes

  • The day and night parts of the Earth shown are as of Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 16:36:00 UTC.
  • The Sun's position is marked with this symbol: Sun symbol. At this location, the Sun will be at its zenith (directly overhead) in relation to an observer.
  • The Moon's position is marked with this symbol: Moon symbol. At this location, the Moon will be at its zenith in relation to an observer. Note that the symbol is not showing the current phase of the Moon.
  • Different shades of darkness are used to indicate night; these shades are in order from lightest to darkest:
    • Civil Twilight (lightest shade)
    • Nautical Twilight
    • Astronomical Twilight
    • Night, no twilight (darkest)
  • Latitude circles
    • NPC – Northern Polar Circle, or Arctic Circle, is at latitude 66°34' N. At locations north of the Arctic Circle, the Sun is visible all day and night during a period before and after the June solstice.
    • NT – Northern Tropic, or Tropic of Cancer, is at latitude 23°26' N and is the northernmost latitude at which the Sun can be directly overhead (this occurs during June solstice, around June 21).
    • ST – Southern Tropic, or Tropic of Capricorn, is at latitude 23°26' S and is the southernmost latitude at which the Sun can be directly overhead (this occurs during December solstice, around December 21).
    • SPC – Southern Polar Circle, or Antarctic Circle, is at latitude 66°34' S. South of this latitude, the Sun is visible all day and night during summer in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Map is generated based on images from NASA

Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 16:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 45' South, Longitude: 65° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.83 meters/second, 1590.6 km/hour, 988.3 miles/hour or 858.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.47 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.47 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.8"988.08 miwest0° 00' 40.8"0.78 minorth988.11 mi
24 hours0° 02' 23.1"2.62 mieast0° 16' 29.5"18.90 minorth19.08 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 16:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 39' North, Longitude: 140° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.58 meters/second, 1614.9 km/hour, 1003.4 miles/hour or 872.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.72 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 misouth16.72 mi
1 hour14° 32' 05.4"1003.34 miwest0° 11' 18.1"12.94 misouth1003.53 mi
24 hours11° 13' 12.2"774.52 mieast4° 35' 50.3"315.87 misouth837.53 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CochabambaTue 12:36 PM62 km38 miles33 nmNorthwest NW
SucreTue 12:36 PM149 km93 miles80 nmSouth-southeast SSE
OruroTue 12:36 PM156 km97 miles84 nmWest W
PotosiTue 12:36 PM203 km126 miles109 nmSouth S
Santa CruzTue 12:36 PM267 km166 miles144 nmEast E
La PazTue 12:36 PM293 km182 miles158 nmWest-northwest WNW
San Ignacio de VelascoTue 12:36 PM527 km327 miles284 nmEast-northeast ENE
ArequipaTue 11:36 AM638 km397 miles345 nmWest-northwest WNW
RiberaltaTue 12:36 PM747 km464 miles403 nmNorth N
SaltaTue 1:36 PM779 km484 miles421 nmSouth S
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